Name of punitive card given to children in some private schools caught speaking Maltese. The last one to get the card also received the punishment due to the others who had it before him. This system served to ensure that at school students spoke either English or Italian but not their native tongue.
Ref: J. Aquilina
Anathema: in common usage, is something or someone that is detested or shunned. In its other main usage, it is a formal excommunication.
To deceive, to hit below the belt, dealing a hard blow.
A. to seize sb. by the hair (especially their fringe). B. to reprimand.
One who reduces severity of a punishment.
A hit by a ferule, whipping rod.
Whip, scourge; punishment.
To execute by firing squad.
To discipline, to scold, to punish.
Verbal or physical punishment; act of cruelty in revenge.